The much-awaited final of the Asia Cup 2022 will be played on 11th September between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The two teams recently met in the final match of the Super 4s stage where Sri Lanka emerged victorious by five wickets. Both the teams will be giving their all in the big match to clinch the title of Asian Champions.
After losing their first match against Afghanistan, Sri Lanka have been on a roll winning four consecutive matches in the tournament. They’re carrying their winning momentum into the finals and are just one step away from clinching their 6th Asia Cup title. Sri Lanka have won all of their last four games chasing the target hence putting them in to bat first can get them under pressure.
Probable Playing XI: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka
Pakistan have also made a terrific comeback in the tournament after losing their opening match against India. They qualified after beating India and Afghanistan in back-to-back close finishes. The loss against Sri Lanka on Friday might’ve dented their confidence a bit. But the Pakistan team will surely bounce back in the mega finals giving a tough fight to Sri Lanka.
Probable Playing XI: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah
Asia Cup 2022 Final, Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
Venue- Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Date – Sunday, 11th September 2022
Live Broadcast and Streaming – The game can be watched live on Star Sports Network on TV while the live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
At Dubai, six matches out of eight in the tournament so far have been won by teams chasing. The captain winning the toss will surely look to bowl first and restrict the opposition under 180. The team batting first at the wicket should aim to score a total above 210 for them to have a chance at defending the target.